Pony up 500k and it's yours.
Mario Batali might chop off his trademark ponytail, if the price is right. The chef has partnered with Food & Wine magazine and nine of the country's top chefs for Chefs Make Change (CMC), a nationwide campaign that launches today. CMC aims to raise one million dollars for the chefs' respective philanthropic organizations; individuals can donate money on Food & Wine's Facebook page or website. If the organization can raise $500,000 for the Mario Batali Foundation by February 7, Mario Batali will part with his ponytail.